The kind of dog I love — #6 Has strange taste buds

 

Has strange taste buds

 

I don’t know if Basil is unique in this or there are other dogs like him.

He LOVES licking off my body lotions, hand moisturisers and sunscreens. Especially sunscreen. That’s his absolute favourite. He’d eat it all up if I don’t stop him.

 

I didn't do it!

 

Does your dog do it, too? Tell me Basil is not the only nutty dog!

 

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Previous chapters:

#1 Won’t play fetch

#2 Jumps on your lap

#3 Follows you everywhere

#4 Barks at nothing

#5 Gets too excited

Marmite TV advert — Love it or hate it?

I just watched the new Marmite TV advert that’s garnered a lot of attention in the last day or so.

It parodies animal rescue team members in action.

Watch it, see if you love or hate it.

 

 

Lots of people enjoy its humour.

But lots of haters have also filed hundreds of complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority, claiming that the advert is “offensive”, “in poor taste” and “trivialises the work of animal welfare charities”.

Personally, I love the advert. It gave me giggles and I thought it was really cute and clever.

I don’t think it trivialises anyone. If anything, I feel that it brings to attention the plight of neglected abused pets and, therefore, raises the profile of animal charities.

As I was watching the advert, I found myself wondering about poor, cute little animals who need to be rescued, and I feel sorry for them and I feel really happy that there are animal rescue workers out there who might rescue them.

That is a good thing, is it not?

What do you think? Do you love or hate the new Marmite advert?

The kind of dog I love — #5 Gets too excited

 

Gets too excited

 

There’s nothing more to say about this, really. Basil is a very enthusiastic dog and gets excited at everything. He even gets excited at nothing.

I have tried taking a photo of him looking excited but it’s impossible because he’s either jumping all over the place in warp speed or trying to eat the camera.

So here’s a photo of him looking pleased.

 

Happy Basil

 

Well, then, remember to comment, share or like if you’re enjoying these Basil comics!

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Previous chapters:

#1 Won’t play fetch

#2 Jumps on your lap

#3 Follows you everywhere

#4 Barks at nothing

The kind of dog I love — #4 Barks at nothing

 

Barks at nothing

 

Basil is a very curious, busybody dog. He loves looking out windows.

I think he fancies himself as an important alpha male guard dog who must protect his pack at all costs. So much as a squirrel hops into the next-door neighbour’s garden and Basil simple must bark out a 200-decibel warning.

Of course, you can’t see or hear everything he sees and hears, so it looks like he’s barking at nothing, which is really stupid when he deafens you in the process.

 

Basil

 

There he is in the photo, ever vigilant, looking out the car windscreen to make sure no danger lurks beyond.

Silly, sweet Basil!

My drumming ear plugs would come in really handy now, except I’ve left them in Singapore.

Oh, well.

 

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Previous chapters:

#1 Won’t play fetch

#2 Jumps on your lap

#3 Follows you everywhere

The kind of dog I love — #3 Follows you everywhere

 

Jumps on your lap

 

On the whole, I do think it’s quite endearing when your pet follows you everywhere you go. It means they love being near you all the time, right?

Basil isn’t my pet; I’m just his occasional babysitter, so I’m probably just a novelty item for him.

But should I find it creepy when a big boy dog follows me into the bedroom and watches while I change, or follows me into the bathroom and watches while I take a bath?

Theoretically, no. Dogs aren’t perverts like human beings can be, right?

In reality, I can’t help but wonder what he’s thinking every time he watches me.

“Why does she always go to this giant box and change her skin?”

“Why does she walk around the kitchen making a lot of noise banging things around for an hour and I still don’t have new food in my bowl?

“Can she stop walking around the whole house for no reason already? I’m getting dizzy following her.”

In the eyes of simple creatures whose only wants are food, shelter, love and walks, our actions must seem very bizarre.

Like that time when I was doing selfies using the timer on my camera, and I was going back and forth setting the camera then posing, setting the camera then posing, Basil stood on one spot and stared at me quizzically the whole time.

 

Sheylara

 

Whenever we’re on the sofa together and a loud snort suddenly bursts out of my throat because I’ve just read something funny on my iPad, Basil will jump in fright and stare at me, his eyes huge as saucers.

 

Basil

 

Maybe it’s just me. I think I’m strange, compared to the average human being. So, what must dogs think of me?

What do you think? Does your pet think you’re weird. Do you think I’m weird? Do you think your pet is weird?

Let’s have a conversation going until the next episode! =)

 

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Previous chapters:

#1 Won’t play fetch

#2 Jumps on your lap